PeopleSoft has risen from its relatively humble origins in the Human Resource Management Systems (HRMS) arena, its sole focus as it begun life in 1987. Over the course of a decade or so, it added Supply Chain Management and Financials to its list of application offerings. In the last few years, in the face of slowing cash flows from its traditional strongholds, it has gone full bore toward Internet-based enterprise-wide - even cross-enterprise - solutions, trying to enter the game and be competitive with other top tier ERP-turned Collaborative Commerce vendors. Showing fiscal growth and, very-recently, notably-improved market acceptance, Peoplesoft may be the enterprise software turnaround story of the last decade.
be the industry's most open and scalable e-Business platform, facilitating application integration and collaborative commerce. As many as 60 other applications, among them Customer Relationship Management (fundamentally, the unchanged Vantive Support and Field Service modules) and Employee Relationship Management, were also shipped, though they were not fully Internet enabled. Once the first version of PeopleSoft 8 was released, phased releases of other components kept apace while Conway trained 100